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Wednesday 23 July 2014

 Trailer: The Imitation Game
Posted in: Movies  22nd July 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as genius gay code-breaker Alan Turing in the upcoming film The Imitation Game.

 Looking back at a classic: Annie on My Mind
Posted in: Books  22nd July 2014
In the wake of the death of Nancy Garden, we look back at her classic novel Annie on My Mind, a deliciously-worded tale of young lesbian love, which deserves every inch of the acclaim it’s received.

 The legacy of Corporal Dougie Hughes
Posted in: True Stories  20th July 2014
Despite being muzzled by a Coroner's order the New Zealand Defence Force indicates it has learned some lessons from the tragic death of a gay soldier.

 AIDS 2014: Listening, learning and advising
Posted in: Health & HIV, Features  19th July 2014
The NZ AIDS Foundation has assembled its biggest-ever presence at a World AIDS Conference, to listen, learn and present its own expertise to the world.

 Kelly Ellis: We're not fools. We know hate when we see it
Posted in: Our Communities  18th July 2014
Effectively we’re being told that we’re in the tent, but it would be too controversial to give us the stamp on the hand that would legitimise our entry. Without proper identification as humans in the tent, we have to argue with the bouncers.

 In case you missed it: Film Fest guide
Posted in: Movies  18th July 2014
The New Zealand International Film Festival has begun! Check out the line-up of lgbti interest films here - and find out about the NZAF fundraising nights.

 One of Those: gay NZ history on stage
Posted in: Performance  17th July 2014
A dramatic piece of New Zealand’s gay history will be brought to the stage again in Auckland next month.

 Global HIV/AIDS plague feeds on discrimination
Posted in: Health & HIV  17th July 2014
Michael Kirby writes: "Unlike plagues of the past, which have often been equalisers, indiscriminately killing nobility and working class, young and old, this modern plague kills very discriminatingly. In fact, it feeds on discrimination."

 Aus: rate of HIV diagnoses remains high
Posted in: International News, Health & HIV  17th July 2014
Australia's rate of new HIV diagnoses remains near the highest level seen in the past 20 years.

 HIV Testing "I thought it was something everyone did"
Posted in: Health & HIV  17th July 2014
HIV positive Australians share their stories in this video which encourages people to take responsibility for their status by taking charge and getting tested regularly.

 The wrong side of history (credibility, and science): A rebuttal of UFI's transphobic diatribe
Posted in: Blogger Zone, Features  17th July 2014
Moan. Once again, Bob McCoskrie of Family First seems to be pathetically unaware that one needs firm evidence based propositions to defeat progressive social policy proposals.

 NZAF has plenty to offer at AIDS2014
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, Health & HIV  16th July 2014
A team from the New Zealand AIDS Foundation will pop across the Tasman to “show the world what works” and soak up the latest developments at the AIDS2014 conference, which begins this Sunday in Melbourne.

 Comment: Education policy and lgbt concerns
Posted in: Comment  16th July 2014
Education policy is emerging as a major New Zealand election issue. How does it engage with lgbt voters?

 Sleeping Beauty Syndrome
Posted in: Our Communities  16th July 2014
How common it is for a beautiful princess to get rescued ... But why does it resonate with gay people? Why do we often feel trapped, confined, waiting for some magical rescue?

 Ricky Martin's 15 big years
Posted in: Music  15th July 2014
When Ricky Martin performs in NZ next April, it will be 15 years since he last brought a tour here. We look back at what has happened in his life in the interim.